Parenting Tips & Activities

Parenting tips and parent-child activities that promote learning and development, as well as encourage bonding and attachment.

Role-Play Helps Kids with Emotions

Learn how using stuffed animals and role-playing can help toddlers understand and manage their emotions. It's fun, simple, and can make a big difference with big feelings!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Any Baby Can

Tips for families enrolled in Any Baby Can programs to get the most out of their services and explore everything we offer.

Understanding Your Child’s Behaviors and Needs

Children's behaviors are often a way of communicating their unmet needs. Learn about four common needs that can contribute to challenging behaviors.
A Parent's Guide: Medical Trauma in Kids

Support Your Child Through Medical Trauma

In this blog post, we explore what medical trauma is and provide strategies for parents to minimize and address medical trauma in their children.

Make Animal Face Plates: Joint Attention

This paper plate activity is inexpensive and easy to do, plus it encourages joint attention and working together on a task.

Nurturing Family Rituals & Routines

Family rituals help you think about your daily routine in a new way: as possible moments of connection.

Shaving Cream Play Activity

There are great developmental benefits to sensory play, like this shaving cream activity from our Healthy and Fair Start program.
Pregnant Woman with nurse on couch

Advocate for Your Body and Your Blood Pressure

To safely monitor blood pressure in pregnancy, moms should understand what’s normal for your body, ask the right questions, and know when and how to express concern.
A collage of containing 3 rectangles: (Left to Right) First and second rectangle: Toddler plays with homemade play dough 3. ingredients for making play dough.

Sensory Activity: DIY Playdough

Parent-child activities, like making playdough, build a child’s ability to process sensory input and are great for bonding.

Understanding Your Child’s Reaction to Crisis, by Age Group

Everyone is stressed right now – kids and adults alike. Learn how children of different ages respond to crises in their own unique ways.

Parents, Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Tips for parents to help their kids cope with the impact of COVID-19, starting with prioritizing your own needs.

Tips for Developing Personal Power

Building positive personal power is referred to as “empowerment.” For many of our clients, this can be a daunting task.

Handling Stress in Parenthood

Any Baby Can’s Family Education Program uses the research-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum, which is proven to increase positive parenting behaviors such as parents’ sense of self-worth, attachment and empowerment.

The importance of praising a child

The importance of praising a child Category: Parenting Tips July 22, 2019 When you’re in the throws of parenting, it can seem like your days are spent guiding, directing, deflecting and teaching. It’s easy to see the negative and to fall into saying no,  a lot. Any Baby Can’s Family Education Program provides parents an…

The Importance of Fathers

The Importance of Fathers Category: Parenting Tips June 13, 2017 Father’s Day is a day where fathers-biological or otherwise-are recognized for all that they do. All too often, fathers are set aside as simply the breadwinner of the family, with only the mothers as the nurturers. However, parenting is a team effort, and mothers and…

Removing the Stigma of Delays

Removing the Stigma of Delays Category: Parenting Tips June 29, 2016 Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, in his or her own way. Even so, it can be hard to watch other kids reach milestones before your own son or daughter. Parents, it’s important to remember that there is…

Realizing the Importance of Dads

Realizing the Importance of Dads Category: Parenting Tips June 17, 2016 With Father’s Day upon us, now is the time to buy any last minute gifts, write those special cards and thank Dad for all he does. Here at Any Baby Can, we help families celebrate the joy of fatherhood daily. In hopes of offering…

Why Home Visitation Works

Why Home Visitation Works Category: Parenting Tips June 13, 2016 There are many organizations that offer assistance to children with developmental delays, special healthcare needs and cancer, so what makes Any Baby Can special? In addition to offering support groups, parenting classes and resources for first-time mothers, most of our programs work with families in their…


Our expert staff share some of their favorite at-home activities to help you support your child’s growth and development. Plus they’re fun!

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